Your Pregnancy At Week 28

Weight: 1kg,  Size: 37.6cm, Aubergine  Weeks Left: 12
In a nutshell
Only 12 weeks left now until you will have your beautiful baby
Your baby’s heartbeat can now be heard through a stethoscope
Leg cramps may become worse at night
Your baby is now in charge of their body temperature

Your Body at Week 28

You have probably noticed by now, that your breasts are starting to feel fuller. You might have more pronounced veins on your breasts and that your nipples and areola continue to darken.

You may have even noticed that your breasts have started to leak. This is not your baby’s milk just yet, but it is colostrum. Colostrum is what your baby will feed off for the first few days after they arrive. It holds all the nutritional needs that your baby needs at that time, whilst you wait for your milk to come through.

Your Baby At Week 28 

It’s all very exciting times ahead. Your baby’s heartbeat can now be heard through just a stethoscope, meaning you could listen to it anytime you wanted to. Your baby can also now regulate their own body temperature which is an essential development for life after birth. 

Week 28 TODO's

  1. Discuss with your doctor about receiving the flu shot.
  2. Start researching for a perfect car seat for your little one, that is safe and comfortable for them.
  3. If you are experiencing shortness of breath, try practising some breathing techniques to help you catch your breath.
  4. Putting your feet up in this trimester is a must, you have to remember you a growing a baby inside that bump of yours.

Week 28 FAQ's

Product of the Week

Ickle Bubba Stomp V3, All-in-one Travel System

£499.00 £499.00

The Stomp V3 all in one travel system from Ickle Bubba is a one stop bundle including everything you’ll need from newborn to toddler. It comes complete with a carrycot to use from birth to 6 months, a pushchair seat unit from 6 months to 15kg (approx. 3 years) and an isofix compatible Galaxy group 0+ car seat.

Boy & Girl Name of the Week

Gender: Male Origin: Anglicization of Elijah or Elias Meaning: "Jehovah is God"
Gender: Female Origin: Irish or French Meaning: "Dark one"

Recipe of the Week

Bean and Rice Burrito
BABYGO Recipe of the Week
4.5 / 5
10-30 Min
Serves 2
11 Ingreds


For tomato relish

  • ½ small onion, diced
  • 200g tomatoes, diced
  • 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper

For the bean and rice burrito

  • 400g Mexican-style bean mix or mixed beans
  • 200g sweetcorn
  • Tortilla wraps
  • 150g long-grain rice
  • 200g plain yoghurt

Cooking Instructions

  1. For the tomato relish, mix together all the ingredients for the relish in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  2. For the bean and rice, heat a small frying pan over a medium heat and warm the beans for about 3-5 minutes. Add the sweetcorn and mix well.
  3. Wrap the tortillas in tin foil and pop in the oven for 7 minutes until warm and softened. Once all is cooked, assemble the wraps as you please.

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